Movie:The Help

Director: Tate Taylor
Actors: Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer
MPAA rating: PG 13
Running time: 146 mins
Tagline: Change begins with a whisper.

Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter (Stone) is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives -- and a Mississippi town -- upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen (Davis), Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up -- to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter's life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories -- and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly -- and unwillingly -- caught up in the changing times.

I picked this movie because Momma wanted to see it

What I liked the Most? Hands down – Celia – I just loved her exuberance for everything

What I liked the Least? I must say nothing

Review: I found this movie to be a heart-wrenching belly-laughing tale. I was blown away by the intricate plot lines & the non verbal acting that several of the characters were privy too. It is a movie that I will have to watch a time or two before I can honestly judge it, because I was so wrapped up in the emotion of the movie.

Recommended to: Everyone – I can not remember the last time I saw a movie that inspired me, made me cry, made me laugh, and made me sad, angry, and hopeful, all at the same time

Best Quote: Courage sometimes skips a generation. Thank you for bringing it back to our family.

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